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December 13, 2018
Congress Passes 2018 Farm Bill

Project Bread celebrates Congress’s commitment to preserving SNAP.

On Wednesday, Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill, which will protect and maintain the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for the over 450,000 Massachusetts households who rely on the program to buy enough food each month. Project Bread applauds the work of our delegation and other anti-hunger leaders in Congress for working to keep SNAP strong. 

Project Bread celebrates Congress’s commitment to preserving SNAP. Every day our FoodSource Hotline counselors receive calls from families struggling to pay their bills and still put food on the table. Our SNAP outreach workers meet with clients at community health centers who are grappling with how to afford a balanced diet, manage their healthcare expenses, and keep up with the other costs of everyday life. For the over 770,000 Massachusetts residents who rely on SNAP, this food resource is indispensable in tough times. 

The Farm Bill is the primary legislation that shapes and funds most of the food and agricultural programs in the United States.

In addition to maintaining SNAP, the 2018 Farm Bill will also provide modest funding increases to SNAP Education & Training and the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant. 

Project Bread is committed to preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts. Strong federal nutrition programs, like SNAP, are critical to this mission. We believe that good food is a basic right and we look forward to working with lawmakers to further strengthen the anti-hunger safety net by improving access and ensuring recipients can afford healthy meals. 

We owe this victory to the determination of advocates across the country, including Project Bread’s Action Team. We know it will take political will to end hunger and this Farm Bill is just one step of many. Until hunger ends, Project Bread, our allies, and our incredible community will continue to demand action. 

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